See the first real-world images from Sony’s new G Master lens series! (UPDATED)


posted Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1:56 PM EDT


Update (02/05/16): A handful of sample photos from the 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens have now been added to the Sony A7R II Gallery.

Sony today announced a whole new brand of lenses with their "G Master" series. This flagship line begins its era with three new full frame FE lenses, the 24-70mm F2.8 standard zoom, an 85mm F1.4 prime and a 70-200mm F2.8 telephoto.

We were given brief hand's-on time with these lenses at Sony's press conference in New York, and wanted to go ahead and post a few for a quick look here. Our man on the scene William Brawley captured these with the Sony A7R II, which as you likely recall won our Camera of the Year for 2015. (We weren't allowed to shoot with the new A6300, so will eagerly await a full production sample to test for you.)

For starters, here are real world images with the new Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM, and based on the amazing subject-to-background isolation afforded this lens, we'll certainly be looking forward to getting one into our lab!

[Images have been resized and slightly cropped to fit this page. Click any image for access to the full resolution image as delivered by the camera.]

1/125s / f/1.4 / -0.3 EV / ISO 100

1/100s / f/1.4 / ISO 500

1/320s / f/2 / ISO 2500

1/100s / f/1.4 / ISO 320

1/100s / f/2.2 / ISO 320

For additional images shot with this combination, please see our Sony A7R II Gallery page (and look for "85mm" in the filename).


Sony's new G Master series of lenses launches with two FE zooms and one FE prime.

Check back in with us here, as we'll update the page with additional images once available. Update: We've added a few sample shots with the new FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens now. Check out a couple re-sized images below, or jump to the Sony A7R II Gallery Page and look for images with "24_70" in the file name.

The new Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom lens.
FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM: 57mm, f/2.8, 1/60s, ISO 400
FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM: 24mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 3200

And stay tuned, as we'll have you full reviews of each of these intriguing lenses once we receive samples into our lab!

Sony A7R II Gallery

FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM •  FE 85mm F1.4 GMFE 70-200mm F2.8 GM

FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM: 24mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 3200
FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM: 57mm, f/2.8, 1/60s, ISO 400